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Software News   Software News : Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
   posted by mcb on 1-Mar-2007 1:58:21 (3689 reads)
The Amiga Forever team at Cloanto is pleased to announce the release of Amiga Explorer 2007. The new version of the popular Amiga-PC networking software features dedicated support for Windows Vista and for 64-bit systems, for which a separate package is now available for download.

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Amiga Explorer makes it possible to access the resources (files, disk images, ROMs) of an Amiga computer from the Windows desktop. It is even possible to download ADF disk images on the PC, and drag-and-drop them to an Amiga floppy drive. Amiga Explorer works over a null-modem serial cable, via a Bluetooth dongle attached to the Amiga serial port, or via Ethernet or any other TCP/IP link. The Amiga side can even be installed over the serial cable and run from RAM or floppy. The only requirement is that the Amiga be bootable into a standard Workbench environment (1.2 or higher, also compatible with AmigaOS 4.0 and MorphOS). Professional users who already have a network in place can use Amiga Explorer in parallel with other tools.

The new version of Amiga Explorer 2007, which carries the "Works with Windows Vista" logo, is part of a constant effort of Cloanto to support the latest platforms. Amiga Forever 2006 was designed with Windows Vista support in mind from the beginning, but Amiga Explorer required some extra work, such as development of the 64-bit namespace extension. The MenuBox launcher, which was also originally developed for use in Amiga Forever, was among the first 100 applications worldwide to pass the "Certified for Windows Vista" test, as published by Microsoft last week.

Amiga Explorer 2007 costs $19.95 and is also included in the Plus and Premium editions of Amiga Forever. Upgrades are free to all existing customers, including Amiga Forever users. The software is free to test from the Amiga Explorer Home Page.


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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
Posted on 1-Mar-2007 9:09:05
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From: Slayton, MN, USA

Amiga Explorer works great. I recommend that you get a copy of it for file-sharing
purposes. I use Samba, which runs over ethernet connections, so it's much
faster than the 115,200 BAUD serial connection that I used to use with
Amiga Explorer


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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
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Amiga Explorer works over Ethernet too, and it's quite fast in that mode, actually. For example, when you open a directory, because it has low-level knowledge of what it was asked to do on the Amiga side, it allows the Windows side to see the content almost at once, rather than one item at a time. And it also creates virtual floppy, hard drive and ROM images, etc., (they look like additional files to the Windows side) and it shows you Amiga attributes, even Amiga file and disk properties, which Samba can't.

In any case, you can use Samba, Dfs and other protocols at the same time as Amiga Explorer, as IANA reserved a public port for it. If you have a firewall be sure that port 356 is open, and that's it.

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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
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Thank you very much, Michele


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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
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Hi Michele and to!


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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
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Thanks for this great info.
And, to


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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
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Amiga Explorer works really well as a file transfer mechanism over TCP/IP. I use it in preference to SMBFS etc. because it is much faster and more intuitive.

My only gripe is the restrictions on what operations can be performed on the virtual files. (E.g can't directly edit) which may be resolved since the last version I had is quite old.

It would be really cool to have something that worked as easily to show Windows files on the Amiga, without having to mess about with shares and passwords for Samba.

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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
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It does make one wonder, Cloanto manage to ship a Vista version of their software within a few weeks, whilst Apple, Adobe etc struggle to make their software work with this new incarnation of Windows.

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Re: Cloanto Releases Amiga Explorer 2007
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Really? At the time I was using Amiga Explorer, I only had a serial port available for my
A4000T, it wasn't until sometime later that I bought an ethernet card for the A4000T.


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